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Drake Software Hosting on a Cloud Desktop

Now with Super-Fast SSD Storage

Drake is widely popular as a professional tax preparation software. At Apps4Rent, we have combined the power of Drake Tax software with our superior cloud technology that will help tax professionals reap maximum benefits by working anytime, anywhere. Bring your own licenses and we will help with installation on our Cloud Desktop.

User Friendly

Works just like your physical desktop

Get the same experience as using Drake software on your physical desktop. We are unique in offering our customers a choice of Windows 7, 8, or 10 look-and-feel on their Cloud Desktop.

Accessible anywhere on all popular devices

Access Drake software from your home, office, or even on-the-go. It is accessible from Mac, PC, Chromebooks, Linux, Android, and iOS devices. Keep your accounts up-to-date from everywhere!

All Drake versions supported

All the Drake applications (Tax, Accounting, Documents) and versions including the 2020 version is supported. You need to bring your own licenses for Drake software. We will do a free setup in the cloud.

Works with all local devices

Need to print to a local printer from your Drake software on cloud? You can easily connect your printer and other external devices such as scanners, storage, and multiple monitors with our Cloud Desktops..

Safe, Secure, Reliable

Get Drake software with 99.9% uptime

You want your Drake in the cloud available when you need it. That's why we match the industry standard service level of 99.9% uptime, the same service level guaranteed by Microsoft for Office 365.

Data backup on a daily basis

Your crucial data on the Cloud Desktop is backed up on a daily basis, something small businesses otherwise fail to do on their own, leaving them vulnerable just in case of a hardware or software failure.

Includes Windows Defender and firewall

We know that customer data is vulnerable to hackers, malware, and viruses. Our Cloud Desktops are protected by a best-of-the-breed firewall and anti-virus software Windows Defender.

Based in top-tier data centers

Our cloud infrastructure is based in SSAE 16 certified data centers in New York City and New Jersey, meeting the redundancy and security standards of top banks and financial institutions.

Flexible as per Requirements

Add/subtract users as per your needs

With time, your business requirements change. We have very flexible plans that are designed according to your requirements. Upgrade users, storage, RAM, vCPUs at any point in your subscription.

No lengthy contracts. Pay monthly

We do not tie our customers with lengthy contracts. We adopt a 'pay-as-you-go' model which means you pay monthly. It includes free setup and comes with a 15-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Add third-party apps on same desktop

In addition to Drake software, you can add several third-party Windows applications on your Cloud Desktop. Your Cloud Desktop comes pre-installed with many free applications and tools.

24/7/365 expert support

If you face any technical problems on Cloud Desktop related to Drake, contact us 24/7/365 via chat, email or phone. We respond within 15 minutes with a quick resolution thereafter.

Inclusive of All the Features

Pre-installed free applications and tools

Your Cloud Desktop has pre-installed free applications: IE, Firefox, Chrome, Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Remote Desktop, MS Paint, Notepad, Notes, Open Office.

Apps that integrate with Drake software

Install your own software subscriptions that integrate with Drake - GruntWorx, SecureFilePro, E-Pay. Unlike other competitors, we do not charge anything extra for additional applications.

Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise available

M365 Apps for enterprise includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access, Teams, 1 TB space/user on OneDrive for Business. Get M365 Apps for enterprise at $15.75/user/month.

Secure data connection with SSL

Your data connection is safe with "Secure Sockets Layer" (SSL) certification. Whenever you connect to our Cloud Desktop with Drake software, all your details are encrypted in a safe environment.

Quality Service at Low Price

Competitive prices in the market

We have always been known in the industry for high quality service at low prices. Our mission is to proliferate the cloud business among the masses, and our low pricing reflects just that.

Experienced player in Drake cloud hosting

Since a decade, we have hosted accounting and tax applications such as Drake, Peachtree/Sage, QuickBooks, Lacerte, and MYOB on our Cloud Desktop. We truly understand the needs of tax professionals.

Microsoft-certified CSP

We are a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Modern Work. Our key team members have worked for Microsoft in the past. Therefore, we know the cloud business very well.

Over 10,000 customers served

We have served over 10,000 customers, including all kinds of businesses, over the last 15 years across more than 90 countries. We are not just any other cloud hosting company, we are Apps4Rent.

Case Studies

CPAs Benefitting from Drake Cloud Desktops

CPAs Benefitting from Cloud Desktops, Colorado

How Denver-Based CPAs Benefitted from Cloud Desktops in a Crunch Tax Season

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Accounting Firm Having Special Security Requirements for Hosted Drake

Accounting Firm Having Special Security Requirements, Maryland

How an Accounting Firm With 28 Users Secured Authentication with a Cloud Desktop

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Bistro Owners Using QuickBooks and Drake Cloud Hosting

Bistro Owners Using QuickBooks Cloud Hosting, California

How Bistro Guys Used Cloud Desktops to Manage Their Working Hours Effectively

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Serving Over 10,000 Businesses in More Than 90 Countries

Get Drake Software on the Cloud in 3 Easy Steps:


Select the Right Plan

Based on the number of users, buy the recommended plan from the table below.


Add Users

During sign up, request us for add-on users


Install Drake

Once your Cloud Desktop is ready, install Drake and other applications
you need.

Drake Tax Cloud Hosting Plans

Drake Bronze

Save 10% on annual payment
  • Install custom applications
  • 1 user only
  • 2 GB RAM and
    2 vCPUs
  • 40 GB SSD disk space
  • 1 user included in the above price
    No add-on users
Most Popular

Drake Silver

Save 10% on annual payment
  • Install custom applications
  • Ideal for 2-5 users
  • 4 GB RAM and
    2 vCPUs
  • 50 GB SSD disk space
  • 1 user included in the above price
    Additional @$18/user/month

Drake Gold

Save 10% on annual payment
  • Install custom applications
  • Ideal for 6 or more users
  • 8 GB RAM and
    4 vCPUs
  • 65 GB SSD disk space
  • 1 user included in the above price
    Additional @$18/user/month
Note: Each add-on user gets additional 1 GB RAM.

Why Choose Apps4Rent for Hosted Drake Services?

There are many cloud providers which offer Drake hosting services, but only a few can claim our following achievements:

Why Choose Apps4Rent for Hosted Drake Services?
  • We have served over 10,000 businesses - from small and medium businesses to Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits, government agencies, and independent CPAs.
  • We have over 15 years of experience in Cloud hosting business, including accounting/taxation applications such as Drake, MYOB, QuickBooks, Sage/Peachtree; business applications such as Office 365, and cloud infrastructure such as virtual desktops, servers, and private cloud.
  • Our storage disk space comprises of Solid-State Drive (SSD) devices which improves efficiency, reduces workloads for technical admins, and boosts performance. With Drake data stored in the SSD devices, you enjoy a seamless, high-quality cloud experience.
  • We are a Microsoft Solutions Partner for Modern Work and a Tier-1 CSP for Office 365 and Azure. We are also an authorized Citrix Partner.
  • Besides our lowest Drake hosting pricing, we provide best 24/7 support by phone, chat, and email.

Benefits of hosting Drake in the cloud:

Apps4Rent Drake tax cloud hosting solution comes with banking-level security, assuring peace of mind to our customers. Our Drake tax hosting solution is designed and optimized considering all the tax filing scenarios. The benefits of hosting Drake on the cloud with us are hereby:

  • Work together with a dispersed team
  • Safe, secure, and reliable work environment
  • Reduce massive IT costs by eliminating inhouse servers
  • 24/7 free end-user support

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. Why Drake software is so important for tax preparers? Why take it to the cloud?

You can file your tax returns electronically through the Drake Tax software. Therefore, Drake is a very specialized software that makes life very easy for the tax preparers, CPAs, and accountants. Taking Drake on a Cloud Desktop will further enhance your productivity during a crunch workload situation.

2. Does Drake software work the same way on Cloud Desktop as it behaves on a physical desktop/server?

Yes. Your Drake software can be installed on our cloud desktops. We offer cloud desktops with choice of Windows 7, 8, and 10 look-and-feel; the right version of the OS can be matched with your Drake version. Once the installation is done, you can access your Drake software from PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iOS, and Android devices. Local devices such as printers and USB devices work normally with the cloud desktops.

3. Do I need to bring my own license for Drake software?

Yes. You must bring your own Drake licenses. We will set it up for you in the cloud.

4. Can multiple users access same Drake software on one Cloud Desktop?

Yes. Multiple users can simultaneously use the same Drake software on one Cloud Desktop. For multiple users, you need to have the appropriate Cloud Desktop plan, and multi-user Drake licenses. Each user gets his own desktop environment with dedicated and shared space. Account administrators can control access to applications for individual users

5. Which operating systems are supported for Drake software on cloud?

All the Windows OS has been primarily tested including Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Also, it has been tested on tablets and systems including Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Chromebook, iPad Air, MacBook Air, and Microsoft Surface.

6. Why should I move my Drake software to the cloud if desktop version is working fine?

Drake software in the cloud offers you the flexibility to work anytime anywhere. With Drake cloud, With Drake hosting, you can retain all the features and functionalities of Drake software even on the go. In short, Drake on the cloud gives much boost to your productivity to be active anytime anywhere be it home, workplace, or on-the-go.

7. Is there any difference in e-filing from Client Write-Up (CWU) in Hosted Drake and e-filing from a local CWU installation?

For 94x e-filing, the process is the same as on a local installation of Client Write-Up. For e-filing 1099s and W-2s, a setup is necessary. This permits the upload files to be saved on your local computer, in folders where you can find them and upload them to the SSA or the IRS Fire websites.

8. Why Drake software need to be kept updated?

Tax laws keep changing all the time. Updates are needed every year to the core software. If you have brought an older Drake version, you can continue using that version, but you'll need to update your software to keep tax your filings relevant to the current tax laws. We know this, and if there are any updates which are within our scope, we will do it beforehand.

9. How does SSD storage help you with Drake hosting?

Since Drake is a resource-intensive software, hosting it in a Solid State Drive (SSD) works better. SSD storage is more responsive than a non-SSD storage device. With SSDs, your Cloud Desktop navigation is much improved. Enjoy a faster, seamless hosted Drake experience on an SSD.

10.How can I update my Drake software in the cloud?

Some updates are automatic, while some require customer approval manually. System updates are done automatically on the cloud. For the software updates, it can be either done automatically or manually. With Apps4Rent Drake cloud hosting, whenever there is an urgent need to update the software, you can contact our representative anytime. For any other questions, feel free to talk to our cloud hosting experts.

11. My financial data is very important. How can I be sure of the safety of my data?

Your data security is extremely crucial to us as well. With Apps4Rent Drake cloud hosting, your data is extremely secure behind the strongest firewall in our SSAE certified data centers. We use the highest security standards used by top financial banks and institutions. When it comes to data security, we have a robust system in place.

12. Who has the ownership of data? Will there be a backup of my data?

The ownership of data lies solely with you. We will merely setup it in the cloud on your behalf. We abide by the all the laws and policies of data protection. Also, we have daily backups of your data. We are also complaint of the GDPR policy.

13. How easy it is to migrate my Drake software to the cloud?

It is easy to migrate an on-premise installation of Drake software to the cloud. Take a backup of your Drake company files from within the Drake Desktop. Then install your desktop Drake software to the Cloud Desktop as you would do on a physical desktop. Finally, restore your data from the backup onto the Cloud Desktop. Different versions of Drake software may require varying efforts to migrate to the Cloud, but our experts will work with you closely until the migration is successfully implemented.

14. Who provides support ? Drake or Apps4Rent?

We need to make this clear. For Drake Support, our team will work like your internal IT team. However, our technical team won't be able to help customers with issues related to the taxing functionality itself. For issues related to Drake functionalities, you will have to work with Drake Support and forums. But anything related to cloud and IT infrastructure, Apps4Rent is always at your service.

15. Where will my data be stored?

Your data will be stored in our top-tier data centers located in New Jersey and New York in the United States.

16. What is Apps4Rent's experience in hosting tax software such as Drake?

Yes. We have many satisfied customers using our Cloud Desktop for different accounting/taxation software such as Drake, QuickBooks, Peachtree/Sage, Lacerte, and MYOB on our cloud infrastructure for more than 10 years now.

17. Is there any contract period for Drake Hosting?

No. We do not like to tie our customers with any lengthy contracts. You are billed monthly.

18. What are the software solutions that I get free over the hosted platform?

IE, Firefox, Chrome, Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Remote Desktop, MS Paint, Notepad, Notes, Open Office are some of the pre-installed software that come free with our Cloud Desktop.

19. Why should I choose Apps4Rent over other cloud service providers?

Apart from our impeccable record for cloud-based services and round-the-clock support, we claim to have the lowest prices in the market. Our mission is to provide highest quality service at the lowest possible price. We also offer 15-day money back guarantee. With more than decade of experience, Apps4Rent is an established name in the industry with more than 10,000 customers Fortune 500 companies, small and medium businesses, non-profits and government agencies across more than 90 countries.

20. I want to go ahead with Apps4Rent for Drake Cloud Hosting. What do I need to do?

You can click on the "Buy Now" button above and you will be shown the step to proceed further. Do not hesitate to contact our support desk if you have any questions. Thank you for choosing Apps4Rent.

Peter, CPA, Eugene, Portland

"I opted for Drake as my tax software because I'm very cost-conscious person. Apps4Rent lives to that by offering unbeatable prices. Add to it the amazing support they offer, I won't be surprised if they achieve a major market share for Hosted Drake. They offer high quality services at low prices, who doesn't want that?"

Patricia, Tax Analyst, Greenville, South Carolina

"I work for a mid-size real estate firm. Instead of outsourcing our tax preparation, we prefer to do it inhouse. We use Drake software as it is simple, efficient and cost-effective. Apps4Rent has been our Drake hosting partner for quite some time now. They have a great tech support, which has always helped us to stay productive during crunch time close to tax deadlines."

Recent Feedback

  • 10 October 2020
    "Drake tax software hosting has helped our remote teams access tax files from wherever they are."
    Morgan, Accounting firm in Texas
  • 4 October 2020
    "With Drake Software hosting, our accountants file taxes for our clients from their homes even during the pandemic."
    Sylvia, Senior Consultant at a Tax Consultancy in New York
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